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Puzzle box for kids while doing math - Help

by Texan_Carpenter
posted 12-06-2016 12:23 PM


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#1 posted 12-06-2016 01:25 PM

Texan,
I don’t have any experience making boxes like this, but I was a low-voltage tech for a few years. The first thing that comes to mind looking for a latch/pin is old access control locks. I don’t know the type/name, but there are some that mount to doors similar to an electronic deadbolt, and 12/24V DC can be used to fire/retract the pin.

I hope that helps. It’s a cool idea, so make sure to post when you’ve completed your design!

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 04:32 PM

Hey Dustin thanks for the tip. I’ve looked at some solenoids 12/14vdc even 6vdc and they require lots of current. I want to only put batteries without having to plug it somewhere. I think using a small motor with a gear, and then maybe have two bolts to hold the drawer might do the trick. But I will probably experiment with a few options until I come up with the best design. I’ll start working on the rough sketch, and see how eveything will fit together. Cheers!

I meant to put the link where I got those ideas. http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-source-BLE-door-lock/?ALLSTEPS

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